Latest Lifting Africa Nov-Dec 2021

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Dekra Industrial’s ‘one-stop’ service further elevated with the addition of lifting inspections division

As a fully registered Lifting Machine Entity (LME), Dekra Industrial SA can provide registered Lifting Machine Inspectors (LMIs) in various approved categories, to conduct comprehensive inspection and load testing services of lifting and rigging equipment. This includes overhead cranes, truck-mounted (TM) cranes, lifting tackle, mobile elevating work platforms (or ‘cherry pickers’ as they are commonly referred to), with offshore cranes shortly to be added. “We are very pleased to have attained our LME registration,” says Johan Gerber, Managing Director of

Dekra Industrial RSA. “Furthermore, the addition of the lifting inspection division broadens our offering even further, being the third element in our ‘one-stop’ approach as a holistic provider of non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection, in addition to corrosion control with rope access, and drone NDT inspections.”

Industrial Lifting Inspections division has been filled by prominent industry expert Jarques (‘JP’) Müller, who is well-known and highly regarded within the lifting industry both locally and pan-Africa, and has been registered as an LMI (Lifting Machinery Inspector) since 2008.

The role of Project Leader:

With over 20 years of experience in the inspections, maintenance, NDT and lifting industries, Müller brings a wealth of experience to the table, having been at the helm of several successful companies over the years before joining Dekra Industrial. These include SSA Acoustic & Specialised Inspections, Acumax which Müller founded - SGS South Africa, EnerMech, and uNyazi Sales and Services. By making use of his extensive lifting inspection-related business development and project management experience, Müller will be responsible for a substantial portfolio including divisional set-up, LME applications, procedures and documentation, development and


Lifting Africa - Nov/Dec 2021

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